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Amazing place to work. Nice area in Prov. near food, etc. Right off the highway. Great IT team. Really nice environment.

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Former Contractor - IT Guy in Providence, RI
Former Contractor - IT Guy in Providence, RI

I worked at Providence Journal as a contractor (Less than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Decent pay (it's Providence, not Boston). IT director lets you do your job. No micromanaging there. Nice vibe, lots of mostly friendly and interesting people (reporters and photographers). The fact that the majority of employees have been there 20, 30, or more years speaks to what a great place this is to work.

Cons

The print industry is suffering and they've downsized significantly. Maybe if some deep-pocketed investor (hello, Mr. Buffet?) swoops in that'll change.

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  1. OWNED BY GATEHOUSE MEDIA. See GATEHOUSE MEDIA

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    Current Employee - Multi Media Advertising Sales REp in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Multi Media Advertising Sales REp in Providence, RI

    I have been working at Providence Journal full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Go to GateHouse MEdia for the reviews and truth about what is happening currently at the providence journal newspaper

    Cons

    Great local institution was bought by GATEHOUSE MEDIA. Terrible transaction in September 2014 and is tragic to see a company taken to the chamber.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the paper to a reputable group who are locally based and are interested in the growth of the Rhode island economy

  2. Salary and colleagues made it enjoyable, more in the beginning than toward the end.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI

    I worked at Providence Journal full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You work with some really talented people – writers, photographers, editors, designers, and illustrators (once upon a time). The salaries were once considered quite high because of the union, but they have not increased as steadily as they once did. Also, the 'us against them' feeling never seems to lessen.

    Cons

    Uncertainty is always the cloud hanging over you. There are not that many employees under 30 and longer. Cuts are always in the air and you could be the next one. Management seems wary of making meaningful and bold decisions and rarely asks for input from those in the trenches.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Ask their opinion. Every person I've ever worked with there cares 100% about the success of the company. Tell Texas why what they think will work best actually won't.

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